The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has assured the general public that no member of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) will be part of the newly formed Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.
Adamu echoed this in light of fresh protests against plan to form Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) to replace SARS unit.
Reacting to the outcry, the spokesman of the Police Force, DCP Frank Mba put out a statement to clarify and allay the fears of protesters.
He noted that the operations of the Tactical Team will be strictly intelligence-driven. Members of the new Tactical Team are also expected not to embark on routine patrols.
He also announced that they are barred from the indiscriminate and unlawful search of phones, laptops, and other smart devices.
Mr. Mba’s communique also states that those who will be members of the new Tactical Team must be free of any pending disciplinary matter especially those that touch on misuse of firearms and abuse of human rights.